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Taste of the Yucatan: Merida Cooking Class and Market Visit

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the distinctive flavors of Yucatec cuisine at a cooking class in a Merida home, preparing a traditional three-course meal alongside a local chef. You'll start in the vibrant Merida market, shopping for fresh fruits, vegetables, and recados, or Yucatec spice blends, then roll up your sleeves to cook an appetizer, main course, and dessert. From the marketplace to the home kitchen, this cooking class is a great way to experience Yucatec cuisine and get a glimpse of daily life in the bustling city.
  • Learn the flavors and ingredients of Yucatec cooking
  • Shop for fresh ingredients in the local market
  • Meet a local cook in a home kitchen
  • Cook and eat a delicious 3-course meal
  • Includes drinks, snacks, and lunch
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Instant Confirmation

Sample Menu

Main

Papadzules, Poc Chuc, Empandas, Tikin xic

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips to the guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Parque Manuel Cepeda Peraza
    C. 60 X 59, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico

    Entrance of Hotel Caribe (Inner corner of Hidalgo Park) Calle 60 x 59 Mérida Centro.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 7 years are free of charge
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and Vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 Adults per booking is required
  • Transportation is by public bus and taxi back to downtown
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taste of the Yucatan: Merida Cooking Class and Market Visit?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Taste of the Yucatan: Merida Cooking Class and Market Visit?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Taste of the Yucatan: Merida Cooking Class and Market Visit?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taste of the Yucatan: Merida Cooking Class and Market Visit?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Authentic and fun!
Bridget_F, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful time learning about Mérida and a variety of different ingredients in the market place with our guide Pame. Afterwards we were welcomed in doña Durkas' home for a lively, fun cooking class. We learned how to make a variety of typical Yucatan dishes, including empanadas, papadzules, and crema de coco! Delicioso!
Must do if you love different cultures and food
Darrin_R, Mar 2022
My wife and I had a great time on this tour. Kevin was very helpful and able to answer any questions regarding the tour and Mexican life in general. It was great navigating the market but being in a locals home helping them cook was even more interesting. Seeing how the average person lives is a great way to experience life in another culture. I highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you so much for your comments and recommendations! Adventures Mexico team is happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. We hope to meet you again anytime soon!
Enjoying an Authentic Yucatecan Experience
Jean_A, Jan 2022
Our wonderful guides picked us up exactly on time and took us to a local market within 4 or 5 blocks of the meeting point at the Hotel Caribe. They selected the ingredients for the lunch that we prepared at the home of a lovely local resident. Within an hour of our arrival at her home, we had created a delicious Yucatecan meal. Our guides accompanied us back to the historic centro where we were staying. This experience was all that we had hoped for and more. Highly recommend this cooking class with Pame, Kevin, and our host Lionor. 10 stars!!!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your comments and recommendations! Adventures Mexico team is happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. We hope to meet you again anytime soon!
Amazing experience
Anna_s, Dec 2021
It was a most amazing experience, we learned a lot about different ingrediens and the result was super 🤤
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your comments and recommendations! Adventures Mexico team is happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. We hope to meet you again anytime soon!
Amazing from start to finish
Kevin_B, Aug 2021
Our guide was amazing and the señorita that allowed us into her home to learn how to prepare an authentic dish was as sweet as can be. From going to the market to enjoying the dish... a truly incredible experience. Donn't miss out!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your comments and recommendations! Adventures Mexico team is happy to know that you enjoyed the tour. We hope to meet you again anytime soon!
Ok experience
denyi, Feb 2020
Great host and hostess! But the experience is to expensive for what u get .. and they shouldnt do more then 6 people at one time . Instead of 10. They warned us for this but we didnt have another choice for the date.. Instead of warning they should say its full.
This was an excellent tour and we...
EJane_O, Apr 2018
This was an excellent tour and we really enjoyed it thanks to Rudolfo and Laura. We loved both parts - the visit to the market and the cooking experience itself. We did review the tour right after our trip and expected to receive the recipes but they never arrived. We hope to see them soon.
Very cool, unique local experience. So...
Moira S, Mar 2018
Very cool, unique local experience. So happy we went on this tour!
The trip to the market and cooking...
Terry F, Feb 2017
The trip to the market and cooking class that followed were both great! Very enjoyable experience!

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